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Elkader Jailhouse Inn

Elkader, IA
Elkader Jailhouse Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place in NE Iowa to spend a couple nights and came across the Jailhouse B&B via trip advisor. What a wonderful place. Julie the host was warm and accommodating and our room was very clean and comfortable. The old jail where breakfast is served was very interesting and unique. We would definitely recommend and hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a working jail right up until 2006. Sitting in the old cellblock for breakfast definitely gave me the chills! Fascinating to see all the old metal rivets used to keep the prisoners under lock and key. The rooms are upstairs and each one beautifully decorated and comfortable! Innkeeper Julie has really put her heart and soul into this... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We attended a family reunion in Elkader, and the Jailhouse Inn exceeded our expectations. Great breakfasts, comfortable rooms, interesting & unique lounge, nice grounds, friendly host (Julie). The kids had a great time in the jailhouse proper - escorting each other into the cells. We had a great time! We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone - especially if... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed The Jailhouse Inn. Julie, the owner, is fantastic. The accommodations were excellent. Breakfast was sumptuous. The atmosphere was very inviting, serene and wonderful for our little anniversary get-away. The drive to Elkader is beautiful and well worth the trip.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here over the weekend. Julie was friendly, the breakfasts were good, the 3rd floor suite was spacious and relaxing, with 2 skylights, and the area was quiet. Julie is a wealth of information about the area. There's a good Algerian-American restaurant in downtown Elkader. We spent a relaxing afternoon eating and drinking on their outdoor... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My mom and I stayed at the Jailhouse Inn the first of March. When we first drove into the driveway, my mom said, "Do you suppose it's haunted?" We both laughed and carried our luggage inside. Julie met us and and had such a warm welcome that we knew instantly there were no ghosts or haunting spirits of prisoners! I... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My mother and I were looking for somewhere close to stay for a family wedding...I have to say, that the name threw me off a bit. Of course we waited until the last minute and couldn't find a single hotel with an open room within the distance we were looking (excluding the Super 8 who wanted $150 a night). Having... More 

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Eatonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had the opportunity to stay here in July. Tho Julie could not be there,our rooms were ready when we arrived. We had a great time looking around the jail being able to view where the 'inmates' were kept. The location of the Jailhouse being on a hill, gave us a great view of the town from our rooms, The... More 

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Selma, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I visited Elkader for 4 days on business and was left with only a handful of options within an hour drive to town. A Google search brought me to the jailhouse inn's website: http://elkaderjailhouseinn.com and my curiosity was peaked. I called and left a voicemail and an hour later Julie returned my call and confirmed my reservation. I stayed in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Love being able to say this with tongue in cheek. My cousin and I were visiting family in Elkader and chose to stay at the Jailhouse Inn because it sounded so different from everything else. This was my cousin's 1st experience with a B&B - boy was she thrilled with the ambiance, privacy, beauty and luxury. Julie is the perfect... More 

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